Chateau Heartiste on Twitter pointed out the fact that most of Texas’ most wanted criminals are Hispanic (actually, mestizo), although they’re listed as white, in reference to Ron Unz’s recent piece on race and crime. The US Gov. listing Hispanics as white creates all kinds of problems for those analyzing data (so it’s not surprising that people, like Unz, have miscalculated data on Hispanics and crime).
Here’s an idea. If the USA wants to be the hip multiracial empire it pretends to be, it really needs to learn to start using the M-word (mestizo). It’s not derogatory, it’s already used by governments and demographers throughout Latin America, and it provides a more accurate breakdown than the nebulous category of “Hispanics”. In theory, leftists should like it. Do they want their affirmative action set-asides going to successful white Argentinians or oppressed (non-white) Mexican mestizos? Of course, to use such a category will break up the coveted “Hispanic” grouping that many on the left are now trying to foster. Those on the right, however, have no excuse and should see the obvious value of breaking up the “Hispanic” category, but there’s a reason why Republicans are called the “Stupid Party”.